24 September 2018

Snowflake Monday

Another small Moda Blockheads quilt square; another small snowflake to fit the space.

This block isn't officially a Blockheads pattern; it's the center of the alternate alternate pineapple block (I tried to draft my own alternate pineapple block, and it looked more like lobster claws), which measures a perfect 6.5 inches. I wanted to replace my wonky block, and I wanted a nice, big center for a great big snowflake. The Connemara quilt block was just perfect. I worked up the center to get the proper measurement for my new and improved pineapple crown.

The Evening Star center turned out so well, I decided to include it in my Blockhead project. The block has a nice-sized center, perfect for snowflake appliqué, and that's where today's pattern comes in.

This is the final week of September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so I made a teal flake.

Next week is October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so I made a lacy pink flake.

This is the first week of autumn, and I'm yearning for autumn leaf photography, so I made an autumn version.

My parents' 50th anniversary is coming up. They have seven kids. So I modified the pattern a tad to make a 7-point snowflake. On purpose. Intentionally. Yes, I really did that!!! Don't you just love the flecks of gold for their Golden Anniversary???

And of course, I made a white flake for the quilt. I'm getting antsy to finish this quilt now because it's turning out so awesome!

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Finished Size: 2.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, water soluble school glue or desired stiffener, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Teal Treasure Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: * 1 sc in ring, ch 5; repeat from * 4 times, 1 sc in ring, ch 2, 1 tr in starting sc to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round. don't pull magic circle too tight.
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Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, * ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook, 5 dc in next ch 5 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook, 2 dc in next ch 5 sp; 1 sc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
NOTE: Oh, look!!! Another sweet little flake if you bind off here!!! And even cooler if you do chain 10 or ch 20 instead of ch 5 on the points. Lizard likes the ch-20 flake best. I'm going to have to include it on a quilt block!

Round 3: * In next ch 5 loop work (6 dc, ch 2, sl st in top of dc just worked (picot made), 5 dc), 1 sc in middle dc of next 5/dc group; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or plastic wrap.

If using glue, mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture or desired stiffener. Sprinkle lightly with glitter. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or plastic wrap. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.


  1. That is neat how you made the 7th point. Had to look twice to make sure I counted right. Perfect for their golden anniversary. Sure lots of awareness coming/happening too.

    1. Thanks, Pat! I just finished number 48 of 50 7-pointers I'm trying to make for their anniversary in a couple of days. So must keep crocheting just a bit longer!!!

  2. All the versions look great! That autumn-colored thread is gorgeous.
    I'm with Lizard on the 20-ch variation. :)

    1. Thanks, Sue! I ended up making a few more of the 20-ch versions because I like them so much! I can't find my first autumn thread... I either used it all up (which I don't remember), or I gave it away as a prize, because it's nowhere to be found!!!


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